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A couple's love story is portrayed by one hundred actors who compete for the two roles and the chance to become the film’s stars. Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 27, 2011.

A couple's love story is portrayed by one hundred actors who compete for the two roles and the chance to become the film’s stars.

About this project

AUDITION follows a New York City couple through a short-lived romance that suddenly turns into a dating nightmare. The couple is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two roles and the chance to become the film’s stars.

AUDITION is a narrative film and reality acting competition combined. Each actor plays one of its two roles, MAN or WOMAN, in a raw and realistic fashion. Over the course of the script, all but two actors are gradually eliminated based on their performances. These two actors are awarded the “lead roles,” and only they will complete the final, terrifying scene. In the final edit, each scene is finalized as a combination of multiple actors’ performances, with the location, sound design and story remaining consistent. Documentary moments from behind-the-scenes footage are edited within the narrative and account for approximately one third of the film. In the end, the characters’ search for love parallels the actors’ struggle for success.

The script is shot chronologically over the course of one week in a large loft divided into two separate areas: the Set and the Waiting Area. The Set, designed as “Man’s Loft Apartment,” serves as the center of the film’s story and main stage for film production. In the Waiting Area, the actors interact with each other before and after their on-screen performances.

Prior to shooting, the actors spend time rehearsing the script with their initial partner. The actors are judged as individuals; therefore the couples change as the film progresses. The actors cast are a diverse group of talented, emerging actors, ranging in age from approximately 18 to 39.

There are three competitive rounds to AUDITION.

ROUND ONE
The first five scenes are covered collectively by all 100 actors (50 couples). Each actor completes one of the five scenes.

ROUND TWO
The next three scenes are covered by the 10 actors (5 new couples) chosen to continue in the film. Each actor completes all three scenes.

FINAL ROUND
The next two scenes are completed by the four selected finalists. Each will act with both actors of the opposite sex.

FINAL ACT
The final scene of the film is performed by the two actors awarded the lead roles.

AUDITION will be entirely shot and edited in New York City.

ABOUT KICKSTARTERKickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. Powered by a unique all-or-nothing approach, projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands. In other words, if we don’t raise our goal of $50,000 by July 27th at 7pm, we'll receive nothing and you will not be charged. However, once we have reached our goal, Amazon will collect your pledges and we will send those awesome rewards to you!

YOUR DONATION100% of the Kickstarter net contributions will be put towards the production of AUDITION. Location, crew, cast and equipment are just some of the many costs that will be incurred by this challenging undertaking.

CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOALYes! Every penny you donate will help us move closer and closer to making AUDITION a reality. From our $50,000 goal and beyond, each dollar contributed will help solidify support through production, post and distribution.

HOW TO PLEDGEJust click the green “BACK THIS PROJECT” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish this process for your pledge to be recorded.

REWARDSOur rewards include everything from DVDs and movie posters, to limited-edition artwork, to actual roles in the film, and so much more.

Ten lucky people will have the opportunity for themselves or a loved one to grace the silver screen as 1 of the 100 actors vying for the lead role in the film. No audition required, but actor must be 18-39 years of age and meet shooting schedule requirements.

We’re also offering some incredible and limited edition artwork, including the official Audition movie poster from artist Michael Boczon, a print and poster set from world famous street artist Mr. Brainwash, and cityscapes from New York City artist Hector Cardenas.

Plus all rewards will include a Special Thanks on our official website auditionthefilm.com! It doesn’t stop there. Check out the Rewards in the column to the right to see what other exclusive offerings are available––like a brand new iPad 2!

CONTACTSFor more information, contact us here on Kickstarter.
Email info@auditionthefilm.com or casting@auditionthefilm.com
Like us on Facebook http://tiny.ly/oVtw      
Follow us on Twitter @auditionthefilm
www.auditionthefilm.com

Viacom and MTV Networks have no affiliation with AUDITION. 

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    Receive AUDITION Stickers, plus ALL rewards will include a Special Thanks on our official website auditionthefilm.com!

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    Get on The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)! ALL rewards for $10 or more will include Special Thanks in the Credits of AUDITION!

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    When opposites attract! Receive a limited edition AUDITION Magnet.

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    45 backers

    Receive an HD Digital Download of AUDITION upon completion of the film.

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    23 backers

    Receive a limited edition AUDITION DVD and HD Digital Download.

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    Receive an official limited edition print of the AUDITION Movie Poster from artist Michael Boczon and HD Digital Download!

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    Receive a professional 90-min Acting or Presentation Consultation with NYC-based Veteran Coach Mary Workman to refine your pitch or polish your game. Plus an IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and HD Digital Download!

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    18 backers

    Get ahead of the pack! An exclusive reserved audition for one of the 100 parts in the film with director Matt Herron.

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    Own all our collectibles! Limited edition print of the AUDITION Movie Poster, DVD, Magnet, Stickers and HD Digital Download!

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    Have Headshots taken in New York City to transform your acting career or spice up your online profile. Plus an IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and HD Digital Download of AUDITION!

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    Pair of Tickets to the first Exclusive Screening in New York City, HD Digital Download and an IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits of AUDITION!

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    VIP Package for two to the first Exclusive Screening in New York City. Package includes reserved seating, private reception with the director, introductions to the film's stars, a Featured IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and all unlimited collectibles!

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    Mr. Brainwash limited edition “Recovery Plan” print available through AUDITION. Don’t miss out on this offering from the star of EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. Also included are four additional Mr. Brainwash posters featuring Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, The Rolling Stones and Charlie Chaplin. Plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets, a Featured IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and all other unlimited collectibles!

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    Take home a one-of-a-kind New York cityscape painting from artist Hector Cardenas, whose work will be seen in AUDITION. Receive one 10"x7.75" painting, regularly priced at $750, chosen in concert with the artist and based on availability. Plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets, a Featured IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and all unlimited collectibles!

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    Brand new Apple 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G White iPad2 with (PRODUCT)RED Cover, plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets! In addition, receive an IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and HD Digital Download of AUDITION! OVER A $1000 VALUE!

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    You got the part! Receive a guaranteed spot in AUDITION for yourself or a loved one, competing for one of two leading roles on film with 99 other actors. Actor must be 18-39 years of age and meet shooting schedule requirements. Receive appropriate Acting Credit in the film plus a Featured IMDB Special Thanks in the Credits and all unlimited collectibles!

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    Co-Producer Credit, Final Shoot/Wrap Party and VIP Exclusive Screening tickets for two, all unlimited collectibles, plus private access behind the scenes.

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    Producer Credit, unlimited VIP access to all future AUDITION screenings and events, all unlimited collectibles, plus private access behind the scenes. We’ll even throw in some cigars.

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    Executive Producer Credit, unlimited VIP AUDITION access, all unlimited collectibles and friends for life. Seriously, let's talk.

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    Major production value! Our Sponsorship Package––receive Product Placement in AUDITION and your Logo and Company Name listed in the credits, plus we'll use our raw pre-released footage to cut together Commercial Spots for your business!

Funding period

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